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November 06, 2014

Adventures with the Nature Group

Adventures with the Nature Group

The nature group is always exploring and looking for their next adventure. Recently, the nature group helped transport wood via horse and buggy to the sugar house to prepare for next year's maple sugaring that we are very excited about. Norm, Hopewell's farm manager agreed to give the nature group some of the wood by the Wellman pond fire...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

September 24, 2014

Past Resident Leaves Mark On Hopewell

Past Resident Leaves Mark On Hopewell

Cottage 2 residents will be in for a sweet treat when the figs growing on our own fig tree ripen. The tree was planted in Spring of 2013 by Brendan, a former resident, who started the tree from a cutting from his father's fig tree. Brendan has left his mark on Hopewell with his masonry and horticultural projects that can...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

September 11, 2014

Camping at Wellman Pond

Camping at Wellman Pond

A couple weeks ago, eight residents and two staff members set off for an unplugged camping experience at Wellman Pond. Residents were able to delegate duties and demonstrated great cooperation with each other. Some of the duties entailed preparing meals. They cooked all the meals themselves over an open fire including hamburgers, turkey burgers, baked potatoes, chicken and vegetable kabobs,...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

September 03, 2014

What To Do With A Plethora of Cucumbers

What To Do With A Plethora of Cucumbers

Right now we are having the best summer for cucumbers! We lost count somewhere around 100 of the long slender juicy vegetables. At first we made cucumber salad with sour cream and dill mixed with nice round slices of cucumber. Then our volunteer, Natalie brought in a recipe for an Italian cucumber salad that the garden crew put together for...[read more]

Posted by Betsie Arvin

July 30, 2014

It's a WRAP!

It's a WRAP!

Six of Hopewell residents recently completed a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) program at Hopewell. This is a six-week, two-hour Saturday course sponsored through NAM (National Alliance on Mental Illness.) It was founded and developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, a speaker on recovery and self-help and the author of many books related to recovery. This program is...[read more]

Posted by Betsie Arvin

To provide an opportunity for adults with serious mental illness to experience a self-reliant and satisfying life through participation in a vibrant residential therapeutic community